When written in Chinese, the word 'crisis' is composed of two characters. One represents danger, the other opportunity.
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
Only those are fit to live who do not fear to die; and none are fit to die who have shrunk from the joy of life and the duty of life. Both life and death are parts of the same Great Adventure.
Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong.
For every man there exists a bait which he cannot resist swallowing.
Lend yourself to others, but give yourself to yourself.
A man should look for what is, and not what he thinks should be.
Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.
A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
The man with no imagination has no wings.
I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for fifty years.
First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win.
The limits of the possible can only be defined by going beyond them into the impossible.
It may have been in pieces, but I gave you the best of me.
If you can accept losing, you can't win.
United we stand; divided we fall.
If I find 10,000 ways something won't work, I haven't failed. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.
Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.